County Mayor’s Notes – September 14th, 2020

The Census Update follows the COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update (difference from previous day)
School level COVID-19 data is now available online.  Click this link to see the information available for Cumberland County:

The following are the numbers from the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) for Cumberland County as of 2:00 PM today. The change from the prior day is in parenthesis.

Our active cases are still much better, and the short-term positivity rate has been dropping.  Unfortunately, there are two additional deaths and two additional hospitalizations to report.

149 active cases (+4)
909 inactive/recovered (+7)
12 deaths officially reported (+2)
1,070 positive cases (+13)
46 hospitalizations (+2) *
19,662 negative tests (+247)
84.95% Inactive/Recovered
5.16% cumulative positivity rate (positive cases / positive cases + negative tests)
1.77% of residents have tested positive
0.25% of residents have active cases

These numbers are intended to be a brief summary of the information provided by the Tennessee Department of Health. More detailed information can be found at the online dashboard:

* Hospitalization data reflect the cumulative (total) number of cases of Cumberland County residents that were ever hospitalized from COVID-19. It does not reflect the number of people currently hospitalized. This does not mean the patient was hospitalized in Cumberland County. It means that a Cumberland County resident was hospitalized at some point.

Census Update
Here are the response rates before non-response follow up (door knocking) began.
State of Tennessee – 65.1%
Cumberland County – 62.4%
Putnam County – 69.1%
Roane County – 64.20%
Crossville – 54.3%
Crab Orchard – 44.7%
Pleasant Hill – 40.1%

The Census Office is not giving the non-response follow up numbers per County or City but rather as a State total.
65.1% Self Response
27.2% non-response follow up
92.3% Total Enumerated

Health Department Testing and Face Coverings
Masks/face coverings can help to slow the spread by slowing or stopping the droplets that carry the virus.  Free cloth masks are available upon request at the Health Department for those that want one. Stop by Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm to pick one up for each individual in your household.

The local Health Department (1503 South Main Street) is conducting drive through testing, free of charge, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.   No doctor’s order is required, and no appointment is necessary. Anyone can be tested regardless of symptoms.

Thank you for being part of the solution and thank you for the opportunity to serve as your County Mayor.  If you are interested in hearing my thoughts and views on news, events, and activities in Cumberland County, please subscribe to my newsletter, and follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Thank you,

Allen Foster
Cumberland County Mayor

Published by allenfoster

Cumberland County Mayor

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